Since 2011, the Garden Grove Police Department has been awarding Good Samaritans in the community with a special “Chief’s Coin for Merit.” On Wednesday, February 4, Retired Police Chief Kevin Raney and newly-appointed Police Chief Todd Elgin will host a recognition dinner honoring all 106 coin recipients for 2014.
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On Sunday, January 18, 2015 between the hours of 4:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., various streets in the Grove District – Anaheim Resort area, along Harbor Boulevard, and in the Garden Grove Civic Center, will be closed for Disney’s inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon. The 13.1 mile race will begin at the Disneyland® Resort and affect various streets in Garden Grove, including Harbor Boulevard, Garden Grove Boulevard, Main Street, Euclid Street, and Chapman Avenue, limiting entrance and exit access.
January brings a fresh start and a new vision for Garden Grove as Mayor Bao Nguyen delivers his official address at the State of the City luncheon on Wednesday, January 28, 2015.
Harbor Boulevard, from Garden Grove Boulevard to Chapman Avenue, is set to undergo construction beginning Monday, January 19, 2015 and continuing through September 2015. The work will consist of new landscape and irrigation improvements in the median islands and parkways, parkway lighting, and decorative sidewalk and concrete improvements, and installation of a new traffic signal. Storm drain and sewer improvements will take place on Twintree Lane, Choisser Road, Greentree Avenue, and Bangor Street.
The H. Louis Lake Senior Center will host a “PJ Party” on Thursday, January 15, 2015 starting at 10:00 a.m. at the Senior Center Dining Room, located at 11300 Stanford Avenue.
Seniors are invited to wear their favorite pajamas for a day at the annual party packed with fun, food, and activities. The event is free to the public.
For more information, please call the H. Louis Lake Senior Center at (714) 741-5253.
With just over a week to recruit and review applicants for the position of Garden Grove Interim City Manager, the Garden Grove City Council will consider at their meeting on Tuesday, December 23, appointing former Costa Mesa City Manager, Allan L. Roeder, to temporarily fill the City’s highest position starting January 1, 2015.
The City of Garden Grove is seeking candidates to serve as non-compensated Commissioners. Applicants must be Garden Grove residents, be able to serve a two year term of office, and be available to attend regularly scheduled meetings. Commissioners serve as advisors to the City Council, providing recommendations that become part of the City’s decision-making process.
If your New Year’s Resolution is to keep Garden Grove looking its best, then Project GO! is for you! Coordinated through the Garden Grove Public Works Department, Project GO! (Graffiti Off), is a volunteer and community-based program to rid Garden Grove neighborhoods of unsightly graffiti.
After an established 25-year career with the City of Garden Grove, 35 in public service, City Manager Matthew Fertal announced yesterday, that he is retiring, effective December 31, 2014. Fertal is credited with attracting several major businesses and implementing key developments considered pivotal to the city’s current and future financial growth and distinction, as well as preserving the City’s solidity during the economic recession.
Under the experienced leadership of Interim Fire Chief Warren Hartley, a 30-year veteran and former Garden Grove fire chief, the Garden Grove Fire Department carries out the day-to-day operations needed to maintain the safety of the community and integrity of the department. Yet, key projects and developments, once led by the department’s former fire chief David Barlag, who resigned two months ago, have necessitated the City’s decision to retain the former chief’s services in a different capacity.